Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the lighter side

My daughter has finally worn me down into letting her have a pet.

Given that she started of looking for a puppy I hope I've limited the damage to a Hamster ( Humphrey the hungry hamster by the looks of things ). Though I once had a Gerbil and always looked down on Hamsters ( slow and lethargic etc ) but this one seems anything but. He's already formed his own escape committee and is training for the London Marathon on his Hamster wheel at night.

Now I'm busy googling Hamster teeth and welfare as well as spending too much time blogging and not getting enough work done !

Still Humphrey's cute, but keeps scratching. Does he have mites ? I bet any vets bill is 5x the cost of buying him.

I'm busy trying to gather a set of useful web sites for looking after Hamsters at the moment.

But it takes my mind of the criminal irresponsibility of the Labour government for a few minutes, so perhaps he's worth it, after all the big bills are coming in the future from Gordon Brown.

PS Perhaps I should have got her to name him Special Patrol Group.


Wyrdtimes said...

What's wrong with a dog MiaS? A man should have a dog.

May I recommend a Patterdale Terrier? Not for the faint hearted though. A proper English dog.

An excellent solution to an infestation of vermin. Sorted double quick.

Man in a Shed said...

If the truth be told its the wife whose the block on the dog thing. I used to have a Dalmatian as a boy - great fun. She prefers small dogs and had a pekingese - her father would only take it for walks after dark in case any of his golfing buddies saw him pulling the mop along.

Since I don't know what I'll be doing in 6 months, let alone the life time of a dog I can't commit right now.

But I like the idea of a Dalmatian, but their temperament can vary a bit.